The COVID-19 pandemic brought sudden changes and unusual challenges to the doors of many GCs and other corporate law department leadership. But the good news is that the experience of successfully weathering those storms could give in-house counsel a much needed boost to the next rung on the career ladder.

At the very least, the COVID-19 pandemic is definitely something that GCs should expect to talk about during their next big job interview. “[Employers] are already asking these questions. I mean on our C-level or GC-level searches through corporate legal departments, one of the very first questions is, ‘Were you involved with a COVID-19 task force and what was your contribution?’” said Jared Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners Inc.